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Meaning of 杯

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Pinyin: bēi
English Definition: cup; trophy cup; classifier for certain containers of liquids: glass, cup
Chinese Definition:
①盛酒、水、茶等的器皿:杯子。杯盘狼藉。杯中物(指酒)。
②杯状的锦标:奖杯。杯赛。夺杯。

Total strokes: 8; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (tree) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ ] tree; wood, lumber; wooden
    • [ ] no, not, un-; negative prefix
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Example Words:
杯子 [ bēi zi ]: cup; glass; Classifiers: ,
干杯 [ gān bēi ]: to drink a toast; Cheers! (proposing a toast); Here's to you!; Bottoms up!; lit. dry cup
茶杯 [ chá bēi ]: teacup; tea-glass; cup; mug; Classifiers:
酒杯 [ jiǔ bēi ]: wine cup
一杯羹 [ bēi gēng ]: lit. a cup of soup; fig. to get part of the profits; one's share of the action
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